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Hotel de Ville

A statue of Ho Chi Minh in front of the Hotel de Ville, Saigon
Ho Chi Minh City

April 14th 2012
Friday, April 13. Nautica entered to mouth of the Mekong delta this morning at about 5am. On a prominent ridge facing the sea was a giant, white statue of Christ with arms extended. It is very similar to Christo Redemtor statue in Rio de Janiero that I saw last winter. Vietnam, though officially an atheist Communist country, it remains very Catholic. There are Catholic churches every where, s ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnamese Flag The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more
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